Faculty member Eric Werker co-authors an article on why high-risk countries are attracting attention as promising frontier economies
February 2017 Edition
Statement from the Dean on the U.S. Travel Ban
Ali Dastmalchian, Dean of the the Beedie School of Business, addresses the restrictions on travel currently in effect in the U.S. and Beedie's response. Click here to read the statement in full.

SFU Beedie News
Eric Werker
Harvard Business Review looks at frontier economies
Faculty member Eric Werker co-authors an article on why high-risk countries are attracting attention as promising frontier economies.
Want to feel less guilty about unhealthy eating? Let someone else serve
Brent McFerran's new research shows social influences on consumer behavior can lead to making unhealthier food choices.
Students raise $25,000 for Canadian Cancer Society
Project management class teaches students to apply new business skills in a series of fundraising events.
Case Competition
Beedie strikes gold in western case competition
A team of 51 undergraduate students make a podium finish in six categories at JDC West in Edmonton.
Beedie Alumni Speak Out
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Looking for bright Beedie talent?
Tap into Beedie's Career Management Centre.
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MBA alumnus reinvigorates Kanaka Bar Indian Band
Zain Nayani gets a community-led economy off the ground.
Events & Educational Opportunities
SFU MBA Alumni Social
Thursday, February 9

Did you graduate from the Beedie MBA, Executive MBA, Management of Technology or Master of Science in Finance program? Come celebrate with us at an informal event overlooking the North Shore Mountains at Mahony and Sons. This is a great opportunity to network with other MBA alumni and Beedie staff and faculty.

5:30 - 8:30 pm
Mahony and Sons, Burrard Landing, #36-1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Free to attend, but registration is required.
RSVP by Feb. 5:
Register here

Sharing Prosperity: The Role of Investors in Addressing Inequality
Thursday, February 23

The SFU Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability, the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, and Shareholders Association for Research and Education host a dialogue on how long-term investors, such as pension funds, are dealing with economic inequality and the opportunity for shared prosperity.

6:00 - 7:00 pm networking
7:00 - 9:00 pm program
Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Complimentary, but registration is required.
Click to register

Beedie Career Management Centre workshop series Spring 2017 Schedule

Beedie offers a series of workshops every term to help you market yourself and your skills most effectively. All sessions are held at the Segal downtown campus in the evenings unless marked otherwise.

5:45 - 7:45 pm, unless otherwise noted
Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Workshops series is free for Beedie students and alumni (must register in advance)
Register via Beedie Community
Heba Elsonbaty, Career advisor, helsonba@sfu.ca
A competitive edge: Make your resume stand out from the competition
Tuesday, February 7

Resumes. Everybody's got one. What makes some stand-out from the rest? This hands-on workshop is designed to help position you for where you want to go next.

Topics covered:

  • Resume styles and formatting
  • Building great accomplishment statements
  • What recruiters are looking for
  • Tips for customizing your resume for different positions
Segal School, Room 2800
Time and RSVP:
See above
Dating and cover letters… make the connection!
Wednesday, February 15

The cover letter is often the first impression that an employer has of you. Learn to highlight the accomplishments that recruiters want to see.

By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Be able to explain how writing a cover letter to a company asking for an interview is similar to asking for a date
  • Know why you need to tailor your cover letter every time
Segal School, Room 2300
Time and RSVP:
See above
Acing the interview
Monday, February 20

Preparation is key to landing that coveted job once you get an interview. This workshop provides an in-depth analysis of the interviewing process.

Topics will include:

  • What employers want
  • Behavioral and situational interviews
  • Preparation tips and tools
Segal School, Room 2300
Time and RSVP:
See above
Job search strategies: Tips and tools
Monday, March 6

Are you overwhelmed by the thought of searching for a job? This workshop will cover proven strategies to help you land more interviews and navigate the hidden job market.

Topics will include:

  • Developing a target employer list
  • Strategies for reaching out to contacts
  • Following up and staying organized
  • Beedie tools to help you in your job search
Segal School, Room 2300
Time and RSVP:
See above
Networking 101
Tuesday, March 21

Networking is a key component to a successful career and personal life. Learn how to make the most of your existing network and how to grow your network successfully.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Plan and prepare for networking opportunities
  • Share contacts effectively
  • Refresh and build existing networks, both virtually and in-person
  • Make an impact on important contacts
Segal School, Room 2300
Time and RSVP:
See above
Tuesday, March 28

Learn to use your LinkedIn profile to your best advantage.

Participants will learn:

  • What you need to do to build a luring, branded profile
  • How to explore groups for new connections and professional development
  • What you can do and say to draw attention to your profile
  • Plus discover under-utilized functions most users don't know about
Segal School, Room 4600
Time and RSVP:
See above

C2U Expo 2017 - For the Common Good
May 1 - 5

C2U Expo is a biannual conference that explores community-college-university partnerships as catalysts for social innovation. This year's event will attract hundreds of delegates from around the globe to Simon Fraser University.

Surrey and Vancouver, various locations

SFU Events

Check out our calendar to see upcoming events held by SFU that are open for alumni and students. For the full calendar of events, click here.

Involvement Opportunities
Beedie Speakers on Campus Program

If you enjoy speaking to students, sharing your expertise and experiences in order to enhance the learning experience, then join the Speakers on Campus Program. Guest speakers are regularly needed for a variety of activities, including panels, student club events, and in-class special topic experts.

To volunteer your time and share your expertise, please register here or contact Haena Cho to get involved.


Introducing 'Externships' a new experiential learning initiative from SFU Beedie School of Business! Gain the talents and fresh perspectives of an international student from our graduate programs and offer 1-week of full-time job shadowing. We are now seeking managers and higher-level professionals to offer Externships for April 2017.

Contact Haena Cho to get involved.

Mock interview with an MBA
March 1 - 31 (ongoing)

Conduct a mock interview with an MBA student. Support our students by providing them with an opportunity to hone their interviewing skills in the functional area / industry that they are interested in.

When? A mutually agreed upon day and time with a matched student - with a timeline between March 1st and March 31st , 2017

Where? A mutually agreed upon location with the matched student

If you're interested in participating, please contact Haena Cho for more details.

Help Students Learn the Art of Networking
Thursday, March 16

Join us for the "Meet the Pros" networking event hosted by students in course BUS 343 - Introduction to Marketing. At this event you - the pro - will be engaging with students to help them build and practice their networking skills.

Session 1: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Session 2: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: SFU Burnaby campus

If interested, contact the event coordinator, Paulette Sangalang, psangala@sfu.ca and indicate which session you will be attending.

Be an Industry Guest Facilitator for the BUS 343 "Marketing Me" event
Thursday, March 23

We invite alumni across various industries to return to campus as Industry Guest Facilitators. Your role is to listen and provide feedback on students' personal branding pitches to help prepare them for the "real business world" so they can network and pitch themselves or their business. You'll provide immediate feedback to each student and speak about your own career journey.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: SFU Burnaby campus

If interested, contact the event coordinator, Paulette Sangalang, psangala@sfu.ca and indicate which session(s) you could participate in.

Hot Jobs

Update to Beedie Community Job Board

We have made changes to the Job Posting service on Beedie Community! After logging in to Beedie Community and navigating to Jobs / Interviews, you will now have two options:

  • Current Student/New Grad Job Board: Select this option if you have up to 3 years of experience. This is a great way to find early-career opportunities.
  • Experienced Hire Job Board: Select this option if you are an alumni of our graduate programs and/or have 3 years or more experience. These job postings will appeal to those with more advanced experience levels.

Alumni have lifetime access to Beedie Community. Log in to Beedie Community today!

Business Development Director (Job ID 14367)
Apply by:
Feb 24, 2017 11:59 PM
Senior Technical Analyst (Job ID 14357)
Feb 10, 2017 11:59 PM
Land Project Manager (Job ID 14350)
Feb 24, 2017 11:59 PM
Portfolio Manager, Corporate and Project Finance (Job ID 14349)
Feb 7, 2017 11:59 PM
Want to receive jobs like these as they're posted? Log into Beedie Community as a Beedie alum. Click on "Jobs/Interviews" on left side menu. Create your search and save it for overnight updates of new postings in the system.
Upcoming Info Sessions
Management of Technology (MOT) MBA
Wednesday, February 8

The 24-month, part-time MOT MBA accepts a cohort of approximately 45 working students with diverse resumes, all of whom share a passion for technology and a desire to solve complex problems in innovative ways.

6:00 pm
Click here.

Executive MBA (EMBA)
Thursday, February 9

Find out how the Executive MBA (EMBA) program is uniquely designed to meet the needs of mid-senior level career professionals who wish to think strategically and thrive in their careers. Faculty, staff and alumni will provide insight into the classroom experience and one-on-one advising will be available.

6:00 pm
Click here.

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA)
Thursday, February 16

The GDBA program combines theory and application to provide working professionals with business fundamentals.The program is offered online, allowing you the flexibility to study anytime, anywhere.

6:00 pm
Click here.

Master of Science in Finance
Tuesday, February 21

Build a solid foundation in risk and investment management with Beedie's Masters of Science in Finance, a 16-month full-time program that prepares candidates for the challenges of the rapidly changing world of finance.

6:00 pm
Click here.
Alumni Achievements

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Leanne Sersun (MBA 2002)
Vice President, Human Resources at HUB International
Lewisa Anciano (BBA 1994)
Executive Director, People and Culture at Vancouver Coastal Health
Mateja Andrejevic (BBA 2012)
Senior Associate at The Siegfried Group
Michele Lau (MBA 2008)
Mortgage Advisor at CIBC
Patricio (Patrick) Larrea (MBA 2012)
Vice President at The Humphrey Group Inc.
Peggy Chen (BBA 2015)
Event Coordinator at Check Your Head

If you have any news, such as promotions, awards, or honours, you would like to share with Beedie's alumni community, please let us know! You can send a note with your name, program, and graduation year to Beedie_alumni@sfu.ca.

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